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JK seeks Centre's nod for Rs 1,850-cr power upgradation plan

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

and Kashmir has sought the Centre's clearance for a Rs 1850.57 crore transmission upgradation plan that seeks to cater to the projected load of 3,000 MVA, Nirmal Singh said today.

Replying to a question of in during question hour, Singh said the transmission plan has been sent to Central Electricity Authority (CEA) for approval.

Of the Rs 1,850.57 crore, Rs 414 crore has been earmarked under PMDP and covers upgradation of in district, its adjoining areas and industrial estates of

This includes construction of three grid sub-stations in and another at

The department has completed augmentation of Kulgam grid station, he said.

An additional source of power of 630 MVA will become available with commissioning of 400 KV Jallandhar-Samba-Kunzar transmission line, and 630 MVA grid station by Sterlite Company at Kunzar by January-end.

In Jammu, new grids are proposed instead of old and existing ones thereby directly stepping down the voltage.

In order to avoid overloading problems of the power infrastructure so as to improve power supply, system upgradation and strengthening have been sanctioned under various central schemes amounting to Rs 2,408.73 crore.

Once the envisaged works under these schemes are completed, power supply shall considerably improve both in urban and rural areas.

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 17:15 IST